Alumni Network design – Summary

Designing to increase the yields from a permaculture Alumni Network as a design task on a modular PDC.

People based designDesign Framework: SADIMETDesign for a clientGroup design

Design period: January 2013 – April 2014

Client: Sector39 – incorporating Steve Jones, permaculture teacher & all the people who have been on or involved in his courses

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Membership Organisation Design – Full


In Autumn 2012 there was a gathering for the people who were on my PDC. Three of us made it along to Sanna and Ali’s house and we (and the 5 dogs!) had such a wonderful time that we decided the five of us should repeat it regularly!

At the next gathering Jess asked us all whether we would be interested in helping her to do a permaculture design for an organisation she was involved with and they would pay our travel expenses. She had already done a successful design for her own business, but wanted some help and support with this one. I was definitely up for it because I was trying to get all of the permaculture experience that I could. As we did it during our next gathering our designing was a mixture of a social weekend with a few hours focussed designing time and more informal discussion.

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Membership Organisation Design – summary

A group design, all of us fairly new to permaculture and having never used the design web before. The purpose of the design was to assess and tweak the UK membership organisation for Humanistic Psychology practitioners to make it resilient and regenerative.

People based designDesign Framework: design webDesign for a clientGroup design

Design period: December 2012 to September 2013

Client: UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practioners – UKAHPP (represented by Jessica Smith). They covered our travel expenses for the design weekend.

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